Srinagar turns COVID hotspot again, Admin mulls curbs


Srinagar: At a time when Srinagar is contributing to half of the daily COVID positive cases in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir from the last few weeks, district administration Srinagar has notified around 21 Micro Containment Zones and sealed these areas as per the COVIDprotocols.

The district administration of Srinagar is also going to intensify the drive against the COVID violators and may slap FIRs under relevant laws for violation of SoPS.

An official from the district administration Srinagar said that as there is a spike in the positive cases in the district from the last few weeks, the district administration has notified around 21 micro containment zones and has placed the COVID restrictions in those areas to prevent further spread of the virus.

The official said that despite fines, there has been a complacent approach from some sections of the people who do not adhere to the COVID protocols, the district administration of Srinagar is going to act tough against the COVID violators and may face FIR.

“For marriages, the district administration had directed the families to seek necessary permission for the marriage gathering as there is a standing CAP on the marriage gatherings and funerals, but many people have stopped to take the permission from the district administration and are resorting to huge gatherings making the entire gathering vulnerable to infection,” the official said.

“Starting this week the drive will be intensified, all along the district Srinagar, and wherever the violators will be found or reported, will be dealt with according to the law,” he added.

On being asked about the reopening of schools in the valley along with the district Srinagar he said, district administration Srinagar has sought the data of vaccinated students, teachers, and other staff from the institutions which will be verified and mapped with the vaccinated data.

“Following the authentication of data, a formal permission will be issued to open the institution in the district,” he added.

According to the official figures, district Srinagar has so far reported 73,159 Covid Positive cases, out of which 837 have died while the district’s current active caseload is 604.

Meanwhile, JK on Monday reported 86 COVID cases, out of which 48 are reported from district Srinagar.


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